TKKM o Rotoiti

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Education institution number:
1929
School type:
Full Primary
School gender:
Co-Educational
Definition:
Kura Kaupapa Maori
Total roll:
61
Telephone:
Address:

1620 State Highway 30, Rotorua

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Ngā Whakaaturanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti ki te taha rāwhiti o te roto o Rotoiti. Kua whakawhanakehia e te kura tētahi marautanga ā-hapori e hāngai ana ki ngā kōrero tuku iho, ki te reo Māori, ā, ki ngā tikanga anō hoki o Ngāti Pikiao. Ka whakanui te whānau i te kaha o te ārahitanga ngaio e whakaratohia ana e te tumuaki. Ka kitea te tūmāia ake me te kiritoa o ia ākonga, ā, e whakawhanake ana hoki rātou i ngā pūmanawa ki te ārahi.

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti i roto i ngā tau e toru. 

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti ki te taha rāwhiti o te roto o Te Rotoiti. Koia nei anake te kura kaupapa Māori i roto i te rohe o Ngāti Pikiao. Koia nei hoki te arotake tuatahi o te kura, mā te whakamahinga o te anga Te Aho Matua. Kua whakawhanakehia e te kura tētahi marautanga ā-hapori e whai pānga nui ana ki ngā kōrero tuku iho, ki te reo Māori, ā, ki ngā tikanga anō hoki o Ngāti Pikiao. He tātai whakapapa tō te katoa o ngā ākonga me ngā kaimahi ki a Ngāti Pikiao, ā, e tino tautokona ana te kura e tētahi rōpū mātātoa o ngā kaumātua me ngā whānau o Ngāti Pikiao.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu a ngā ākonga i ngā pūmanawa e pā ana ki te tūmāia me te ārahitanga?

Ka kitea ki ngā ākonga tō rātou tūmāia ake me te kiritoa, ā, e whakawhanake ana rātou i ngā pūmanawa ki te ārahi.

Te Ira Tangata

Ka whakamana ngā ākonga i tō rātou tuakiri. He pakari tā rātou whakapuaki i ō rātou whakapapa o Ngāti Pikiao, ā, i ō rātou hononga hoki ki ētahi atu iwi. Ka whakamahi ngā ākonga me te whānau i ngā waiata, i ngā karakia, me ngā mōteatea hei whakatairanga ake i tō rātou mōhiotanga ki tō rātou whānau, tō rātou hapū, me tō rātou iwi. Ka āta tūhonohono ngā ākonga ki ētahi atu mā te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo horopaki. Ka whakatauira ngā kaiako i ngā hononga e ahu mai ana i te aroha me te awhi. Ka whakanui te whānau i ngā whakaritenga ki ngā akomanga, ā, ka tautoko rātou i ngā kaiako i roto i ngā haerenga me ngā kaupapa huihuinga ki te kura. Ka poipoi, ka whakapūmau hoki te kura i ngā tino hononga ki waenga i te kāinga me te kura. Ka whakapuaki ngā kaumātua me ētahi atu o te whānau i ō rātou mātauranga hei whakatinana haere i ngā kaupapa o te hōtaka akoranga. He tau ngā ākonga ki te taiao o te kura.

Te Reo

He pakari te whakamahinga a ngā ākonga i te reo Māori ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo horopaki. Ka rongo rātou i ngā tino pou kōrero o te reo, ā, ko ngā kaiako me ngā kaumātua hoki ētahi o aua tino tauira. Ka whakamahi ngā kaiako i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki, tae atu ki te tīni kupu me te patapātai, hei whakawhānui ake i ngā whakaaro o ngā ākonga i roto i te reo Māori. Ka hāpai ngā ākonga i a rātou anō ki te kōrero i te reo Māori anake i te kura, ki tua atu hoki. Ka kitea te tūmāia o ngā ākonga ki te kōrero, te pānui, me te tuhituhi mā te reo Māori. Ka rongo, ka ako hoki rātou i ngā kīwaha, ngā whakataukī, ngā tauparapara, ngā mōteatea, me te mita hoki o Ngāti Pikiao. Mārakerake ana ki te whānau te whai pānga pai o te reo Māori ki ngā akoranga a ā rātou tamariki, me tō rātou whakawhanaketanga. Ka ako rātou i te reo Māori ki te taha o ā rātou tamariki, ā, ka whāngai hoki ā rātou tamariki i te reo ki a rātou. Ka whai wāhi atu ngā ākonga ki te hōhonutanga o ngā horopaki reo ki runga i te marae o Ngāti Pikiao, ki Ngā Whakataetae Manu Kōrero, me ngā poukai, ngā ahurei kapa haka, me ētahi atu tūmomo huihuinga o te iwi. Ka whakamahi ngā ākonga i te reo Māori ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo horopaki.

Ngā Iwi

He pakari te whakawhiti kōrero, te manawa whakahī o ia ākonga ake mō ō rātou hononga ki ō rātou iwi katoa, me ō rātou hapū katoa. Ka whakarato ngā kaiako i ngā whai wāhitanga tūturu ki ngā ākonga, kia ako ai rātou i ō rātou hononga tuku iho me ngā tino tūtohu whenua. Ka kitea te māramatanga o ngā ākonga ki ngā tikanga me ngā kawa o tō rātou iwi, mā te āhua o ā rātou mahi. Ka tae atu ngā ākonga ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo kaupapa, ā, ka whakapuaki rātou i aua wheako ki ō rātou whānau. E whai wāhi nui ana ngā ākonga, ngā kaimahi, me te whānau ki te whakahaumanu me te whakamarohi i te reo, ngā tikanga, me ngā kawa o Ngāti Pikiao. He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu a te whānau ki ngā āhuatanga katoa i te kura, ā, e whakarite ana kia pakari te tū takitahi me te tū takimano a ngā ākonga. He manawa whakahī tō ngā ākonga mō tō rātou Ngāti Pikiaotanga. He harikoa ngā ākonga ki te ako ā-whānau.

Te Ao

Ka whakatinana ia ākonga i tōna tū ki te ao Māori me te ao whānui. Ka taunekeneke, ka whakawhanaunga hoki ngā ākonga ki roto i tō rātou taiao. Ka whai wāhi rātou ki ngā mahi e pā ana ki te māra kai, ki te hangarua, ki te tiaki kura taiao, me ngā kaupapa taiao o te hapori whānui. Ka āta toro atu te whānau ki ngā mātauranga tuku iho o ngā kuia me ngā koroua. E whakarato ana te whānau i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo wheako e poipoi ana i te māramatanga, i te tau haere anō hoki ki tō rātou taiao ake. He whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te tūhura haere me te waia haere ki ngā whenua me ngā wai o Ngāti Pikiao. Ka whakamahi, ka whakatinana hoki ngā ākonga i ngā tikanga e tika ana mō tō rātou taiao. Ka akiaki ngā kaiako i ngā ākonga ki te whakatewhatewha me te noho pakirehua mā te rangahau, mā te hōtaka pūkaha, ā, mā te whakamahi anō hoki i te hangarau mōhiohio. Ka kite i te whai whakaaro nui o ngā ākonga ki ētahi atu, ā, ki te ao whānui hoki.

Āhuatanga Ako

He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu a ngā ākonga ki ngā akoranga. Ka tāutuhia, ka whakatutukihia hoki ngā matea ako o ia ākonga. Ka whai hua ngā ākonga nā te whakarerekē haere o ngā hōtaka me te whai wāhi mai hoki o te Kaiako Takawaenga o te Ako me te Whanonga, ngā mātanga pāngarau, ngā kaiāwhina, me te tauwhiro ā-kura. He mātātoa te hāpai o te whānau i ngā ākonga kia eke angitu ai rātou i roto i ngā akoranga, ngā hākinakina, me te ahurea. Ka whakaratohia ki ngā ākonga te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi ka whakaongaonga i te ngākaunui me te ako. Ka kōkiri ngā kaiako i ngā akoranga takitahi me ngā akoranga taki-rōpū. Ka whai hua te hononga ki waenga i te tuakana me te teina, hei hāpai i ngā akoranga. Ka tūhura ngā ākonga i te hangarau hei hīraurau hopanga, hei huarahi hoki mō te mahi auaha. Ka whakapūmau ngā kaiako i te ngākaunui o ngā ākonga mā te pukukata me te ngahau anō hoki o ngā taumahi. He ākonga pākiki, he ākonga pakirehua hoki rātou.

Ngā Wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te kura hei whakawhanake ake

E mōhio ana ngā kaitiaki o te poari me ngā mema o te whānau, e tika ana kia whakawhānui ake i tō rātou māramatanga ki Te Aho Matua, ā, i tō rātou āheinga hoki i roto i te reo Māori. He manawa whakahī tō te whānau mō tā rātou ahu whakamua ki te whakatinana i tā rātou marautanga o Ngāti Pikiao. Kei te hiahia rātou ki te whakawhanake i ngā tukanga mō te pūrongo i ngā whakatutukitanga i roto i tēnei tū āhuatanga mā ngā huarahi e tika ana, ā, e whai hua ana hoki.

3 Te Arotake Whaiaro me te Ārahitanga

Ka whai hua ngā ākonga nā ngā hōtaka akoranga i āta whakamaheretia ai, i āta whakahaerehia ai hoki ki tētahi taiao haumaru e hāpai ana i a rātou. Ka whakanui te whānau i te kaha o te ārahitanga ngaio. Ka whakahaere te tumuaki i ngā whakaritenga o te kura i ia rā, tae atu ki te ārahitanga o te whakahaere akomanga, te whakamahere, te aromātai, me te aromatawai. Ka tātari ngātahi ngā kaimahi i ngā paetae ākonga, ā, ka whakawhiti kōrero rātou mō ngā huarahi ka whakapai ake i ngā putanga ākonga ki te reo matatini me te pāngarau. Kua tīmata ngā kaiako ki te pūrongo atu i ngā paetae ākonga mā te marautanga o Ngāti Pikiao. Nā runga i taua mahi, ki tā te whānau titiro, e eke angitu ana ā rātou tamariki i roto i tēnei wāhanga. Hui ai te poari i ia te wā, ā, ka kitea ki ā rātou meneti te taumata teitei o te ngaiotanga. Ka whakarato te tumuaki i ngā pūrongo e tino whai kiko ana, ā, ka arotake, ka whakawhiti kōrero rātou ko te poari i te ahu whakamua o ngā whāinga ā-tau me ngā whāinga rautaki. He mārama, he pakari hoki ngā pūnaha e pā ana ki te whakahaeretanga o ngā pūtea. He pai te whakamōhio i te poari mō te whakahaeretanga o te kura i ia rā, ā, he pakari anō hoki rātou ki te whakatutuki i ā rātou kawenga kāwanatanga katoa. Nō nā tata tonu nei te pōti i whakatūngia ai mō te poari, ā, kua whakatūngia ētahi mema hou, rangatahi tonu o te whānau. E noho pūmau ana te poari ki te whakapakari tonu i te whai wāhi a te whānau hei whakapai ake tonu i ngā putanga ākonga.

Ka whakanui te whānau i te ārahitanga me te mātauranga o ngā koeke o Ngāti Pikiao. He mātātoa tā rātou whai wāhi atu ki ngā āhuatanga katoa o te kura. He wawata tō ngā koeke me te whānau ki te whakatupu i ngā tino kaiārahi pakari mō āpōpō. E poipoia ana ngā ākonga hei rangatira mō tō rātou kura, tō rātou hapū, me tō rātou iwi a tōna wā. Ka whai wāhi nui te kura ki te whakahaumanu o te reo, ngā tikanga, me ngā mātauranga o Ngāti Pikiao. Hokihoki mai ai ngā ākonga o mua i ia te wā, ā, ka whai wāhi rātou ki ngā kaupapa i te kura hei tuākana. E mahi ngātahi ana te kura me te kōhanga reo hei āta whakarite i ngā ākonga ki te whakawhiti ki te kura. E noho pūmau ana te whānau me te hapū ki te rōnakitanga o te kura, kia āhei ai ngā whakatupuranga kei te heke mai ki te hokihoki mai ki te kāinga, ā, kia poipoia rātou ki tēnei taiao mātauranga motuhake.

4 Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I mua atu i te whakahaerenga o te arotake i whakatutukihia e te poari me te tumuaki he Tauāki Kupu Tūturu a te Whānau mā Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, me tētahi Rārangi Arowhai Tātari Whaiaro. I roto i ēnei tuhinga i oati rātou i whāia e rātou ngā huarahi whai take hei whakatutuki i ā rātou herenga ā-ture e pā ana ki:

  • ngā whakahaere a te poari
  • te marautanga
  • ngā whakahaere mō te hauora, te haumaru, me te oranga tinana
  • ngā whakahaere o ngā kaimahi
  • ngā whakahaere o te pūtea
  • ngā whakahaere o ngā rawa me ngā taonga.

I te wā o te arotake, i whakamātauhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei, i te mea he nui te pānga o ēnei ki ngā paetae o ngā ākonga:

  • te haumaru aronganui o ngā ākonga (tāpiri atu ki te ārai i ngā mahi whakawetiweti me ngā mahi whakaaito)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana o ngā ākonga
  • te rēhitatanga o ngā kaiako
  • ngā tukanga ki te whakatū kaimahi
  • te whakaunu, te aukati, te pana me te whakarerenga
  • te tae ā-tinana atu a ngā ākonga ki te kura.
  • Kia whakapakarihia te aromātai, kia hāngai ai tēnei ki te marautanga a te kura
  • Kia whakapakari tonuhia te whai wāhi mai o te whānau ki ngā āhuatanga katoa i te kura.

5 Ngā Taunakitanga

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti ki te taha rāwhiti o te roto o Rotoiti. Kua whakawhanakehia e te kura tētahi marautanga ā-hapori e hāngai ana ki ngā kōrero tuku iho, ki te reo Māori, ā, ki ngā tikanga anō hoki o Ngāti Pikiao. Ka whakanui te whānau i te kaha o te ārahitanga ngaio e whakaratohia ana e te tumuaki. Ka kitea te tūmāia ake me te kiritoa o ia ākonga, ā, e whakawhanake ana hoki rātou i ngā pūmanawa ki te ārahi.

Hei ā hea Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga arotake anō ai i te kura?

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti i roto i ngā tau e toru. 

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori 

25 Here-turi-kōkā, 2016

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura 

Te tūwāhi

Kei Rotoiti

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

1929

Te tūmomo kura

He kura tuatahi 

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

51

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 23

Tama tāne 28

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

30 Pipiri 2016

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

25 Here-turi-kōkā, 2016

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Motuhake

Arotake Motuhake

Arotake Tāpiri 

Kohi-tātea 2013

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2009

Pipiri 2005

Pipiri 2004

Findings

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti is on the eastern side of Lake Rotoiti. The kura has developed a local curriculum based on Ngāti Pikiao history, te reo Māori and tikanga. Whānau acknowledge the strong professional leadership given by the tumuaki. Students demonstrate self-confidence, self-discipline and are developing qualities of leadership.

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Rotoiti will be in three years. 

1 Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti is on the eastern side of Lake Rotoiti. This is the only kura kaupapa Māori within Ngāti Pikiao. This review is also the first the kura has had using the Te Aho Matua framework. The kura has developed a local curriculum based on Ngāti Pikiao history, te reo Māori and tikanga. All of the students and staff whakapapa to Ngāti Pikiao and the kura is well supported by an active group of Ngāti Pikiao elders and whānau.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

How well do students show confidence and leadership qualities?

Students demonstrate self-confidence, self-discipline and are developing qualities of leadership.

Te Ira Tangata

Students value their identity. They confidently articulate their Ngāti Pikiao whakapapa and other tribal links. Students and whānau use waiata, karakia and mōteatea to enhance their knowledge of their whānau, hapū and iwi. Students make meaningful connections with others in a variety of situations. Kaiako model relationships based on aroha and awhi. Whānau praise classroom practice and support kaiako on haerenga and with kura events. The kura fosters and maintains strong links between home and the kura. Kaumātua and other whānau share their knowledge to inform the content of the learning programme. Students are settled and comfortable in the kura environment.

Te Reo

Students use te reo Māori confidently in a range of situations. They are exposed to quality language models including kaiako and kaumātua. Kaiako use a range of strategies including word substitution and questioning to extend students thinking in te reo Māori. Students support one another to speak only te reo Māori in and around kura. Students display confidence in speaking, reading and writing te reo Māori. They hear and learn kiwaha, whakatauki, tauparapara, mōteatea and the mita of Ngāti Pikiao. Whānau are clear about the positive impact te reo Māori has on their children’s learning and development. They learn te reo Māori alongside and from their children. Students are exposed to rich language situations on Ngāti Pikiao marae, at Manu Kōrero, poukai, kapa haka ahurei and other iwi events. Students use te reo Māori in a range of situations.

Ngā Iwi

Students confidently discuss and show personal pride in their links with all of their iwi and hapū. Kaiako provide authentic learning opportunities for students to learn about their ancestral links and significant landmarks. Students demonstrate their understanding of iwi specific tikanga and kawa through their actions. Students attend a range of events and share these experiences with their whānau. Students, kaimahi and whānau play an important part in the revitalisation and rejuvenation of Ngāti Pikiao reo, tikanga and kawa. Whānau are actively involved in all aspects of kura and plan to ensure students have a strong sense of self and community. Students are proud of their Ngāti Pikiaotanga. Students are happy in the whānau learning environment.

Te Ao

Students acknowledge his or her place in the Māori world and the wider world. Students interact with and within their immediate environment. They participate in maara kai, recycling, enviro schools and local environmental projects. The whānau make use of the traditional knowledge of kuia and koroua. Whānau provide a range of experiences to foster understanding and familiarity to the immediate environment. Students have opportunities to explore and become familiar with Ngāti Pikiao lands and waterways. Students practice and apply tikanga as it applies to their environment. Kaiako encourage students to investigate and enquire further through research, the Young Engineers programme and the use of information technology. Students show interest in others and the wider world.

Āhuatanga Ako

Students are actively engaged in learning. Student’s individual needs are identified and responded to. Students benefit from modified programmes and the support of the RTLB, maths specialists, kaiawhina and the SWIS worker. Whānau actively support students to reach their potential in learning, sports and cultural contexts. Students are provided with a wide range of activities to stimulate interest and learning. Kaiako facilitate individual and group learning. Tuakana/teina relationships effectively support learning. Students explore technology to problem solve and be creative. Kaiako maintain student interest through the use of humour and fun activities. Students are inquisitive and enquiring learners.

Kura-identified areas of development

Members of the board and whānau recognise the need to broaden their understanding of Te Aho Matua and their capacity in te reo Māori. The whānau are proud of the progress they have made to implement their Ngāti Pikiao curriculum. They want to develop a processes for reporting achievements in this area in appropriate and effective ways.

3 Self Review and leadership

Students benefit from well planned and managed learning programmes in a safe and supportive environment. Whānau acknowledge the strong professional leadership. The principal manages the day to day running of the kura, including guidance in classroom management, planning, evaluation and assessment. The staff collaboratively analyse student achievement data and discuss what they need to do to improve student outcomes in literacy and numeracy. Kaiako have started to report back on student achievement according to their Ngāti Pikiao curriculum. This has begun and whānau believe that their children are excelling in this area. The board of trustees meet regularly and their minutes reflect a high level of professionalism. The tumuaki provides detailed reports and both he and the board review and discuss progress of annual and strategic goals. Financial management systems are transparent and robust. The board are kept well informed on the daily management of the kura and ably carry out all of their governance responsibilities. In the most recent board elections, some new and younger members of the whānau were elected. The board is committed to continuing to build whānau engagement to further improve student outcomes.

The whānau value the guidance and expertise of Ngāti Pikiao koeke. They are an active part of all aspects of kura life. The koeke and whānau have a shared aspiration to grow strong confident leaders for the future. Students are being nurtured as future leaders of their kura, hapū and iwi. The kura is an integral part of the revitalisation of Ngāti Pikiao reo, tikanga and mātauranga. Past students return regularly and involve themselves in kura activities as tuakana. The kura and the kōhanga reo are working closely to ensure that students are well prepared for transition into kura. The whānau and hapū are committed to the sustainability of the kura so that generations to come can return home and be nurtured in this unique education environment.

All kōhanga reo are required to promote children's health and safety and to regularly review their compliance with legal requirements.

4 Whānau assurance on legal requirements

Before the review, the board of trustees and principal completed the ERO Whānau Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklists. In these documents they attested that they had taken all reasonable steps to meet their legislative obligations related to:

  • board administration
  • curriculum
  • management of health, safety and welfare
  • personnel management
  • financial management
  • asset management.

During the review, ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on student achievement:

  • emotional safety of students (including prevention of bullying and sexual harassment)
  • physical safety of students
  • teacher registration
  • processes for appointing staff
  • stand-downs, suspensions, expulsions and exclusions
  • attendance.
  • Strengthen evaluation to reflect the marau-a-kura
  • Build on whānau engagement in all aspects of the kura.

5 Recommendations

Conclusion

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti is on the eastern side of Lake Rotoiti. The kura has developed a local curriculum based on Ngāti Pikiao history, te reo Māori and tikanga. Whānau acknowledge the strong professional leadership given by the tumuaki. Students demonstrate self-confidence, self-discipline and are developing qualities of leadership. 

When is ERO likely to review the kura again?

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Rotoiti will be in three years. 

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori 

25 August 2016 

Information about the Kura 

Location

Rotoiti

Ministry of Education profile number

1929

Kura type

Full Primary

Kura roll

51

Gender composition

Girls 23

Boys 28

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Special features

Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

30 June 2016

Date of this report

25 August 2016

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

Supplementary Review

January 2013

October 2009

June 2005

June 2004

1 Te Horopaki

He aha ngā āhuatanga whai take o tēnei kura, e whai pānga ana ki te akoranga a ngā ākonga?

Ko Matawhaura te maunga

Ko Rotoiti te moana

Ko Ngāti Pikiao te iwi

Kua roa Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti e tū ana, ā, he tohu tēnei kura o ngā tūmanako nui o te hāpori mō te whakarato i te mātauranga mā te horopaki o te iwi. E tū ana te kura ki te taha o te moana o Rotoiti, ā, he tino taonga taua roto ki a Ngāti Pikiao. He pakari, he pūmau hoki ngā hononga o te whānau o te kura ki tō rātou marae. E arotahi ana rātou ki te whakapakari i te whanaungatanga ki ngā hapū o Ngāti Pikiao, e noho ana ki tērā atu taha o te roto. Kāhore he hononga ā-whakapapa tō te katoa o te whānau me ngā ākonga ki a Ngāti Pikiao, ā, ka whakanuia, ka whakamanatia anō hoki ō rātou whakapapa ā-iwi.

Ki tā te kura tirohanga, ‘kia manawanui ngā ākonga ki te aro, kia manawanui ngā ākonga ki te ako, kia manawanui ngā ākonga ki te ārahi, kia ora tonu ai.’ Ka tautāwhi, ka hāpai, ka ārahi hoki te kura o Te Rotoiti i ngā ākonga, kia manawanui, kia pakari hoki rātou i roto i tō rātou āheinga ki te whakarongo, te ako, me te ārahi kia ora ai.

2 Te Ako

He pēhea te kaha o te kura ki te whakamahi i ngā paetae kia whai hua ai te whai wāhi, te ahu whakamua, me te whai paetae o ngā ākonga?

He mātātoa te whai wāhi, te arotahi hoki o ngā ākonga katoa ki ngā akoranga. Ka mahi takitahi, takirōpū iti anō hoki rātou, ā, hei akomanga katoa hoki. E mōhio ana ngā ākonga ki tēnā e tūmanakohia ana mō rātou, ā, e āhei ana rātou ki te aroturuki i ā rātou ake akoranga, i ngā akoranga anō hoki o ō rātou hoa mahi. Ka kōrerohia, ka māramahia hoki ngā taumata akoranga ka whai ake. Ka whakaratohia e ngā pouako te haere tonutanga, te aronga nui hoki o te aromatawai whanaketanga. Kua āta tuituia te hangarau whakawhitiwhiti ki te hōtaka akoranga. He pakari ngā ākonga ki te whakamahi i te hangarau whakawhitiwhiti.

Ka āta kitea te whanaungatanga. Ka whakahoahoa ngā ākonga, he pakari anō hoki. Ka uru katoa te manawa reka, ngā whakamihi, me te katakata ki te akomanga. Ka hāpai ngā hononga o te tuakana me te teina i ngā akoranga. Ka whakatinanahia e ngā ākonga te Ngāti Pikiaotanga. He pakari rātou ki te kōrero me te waiata i ngā kōrero me ngā hītori tuku iho o tō rātou iwi. Ka whakatairanga, ka whakapakari ngā noho marae i ngā mōhiotanga ki ngā hononga ā-whakapapa ki ētahi atu hapū.

He tākare ngā ākonga ki te kōrero, te pānui, me te tuhituhi i te reo Māori o Ngāti Pikiao. Ko te reo o Ngāti Pikiao te reo whakawhiti kōrero ki roto i ngā akomanga, ki tua atu hoki. Kei te taumata, kei tua atu rānei, te nuinga o ngā ākonga mō ngā tūmanako o Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori mō te pānui, te tuhituhi, me te pāngarau. Ko ngā paetae ākonga e hono ana ki Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori e whakaratohia ana i ia te wā, ki te poari, ki ngā mātua hoki.

3 Te Marautanga

He pēhea rawa te whai take o te marautanga a tēnei kura i runga o te whakatītina me tōna tautoko i te akoranga a ngā ākonga?

E arotahi ana te kura marau i tuhia ai, ki te hāpai i te whakawhanaketanga o ngā ākonga hei kaiārahi o Ngāti Pikiao ā tōna wā. Ka hono ki te mahere rautaki mātauranga ā te iwi. I roto i te marau, tētahi tino aronga nui ki ngā hītori, ngā kōrero tuku iho, me te ahurea o Ngāti Pikiao. Ko ngā mahi a te tupuna a Kawa-Tapu-ā-Rangi e whakarato ana i te angamahi o te marau. Kua tuituia te marautanga ki ngā whenu akoranga katoa, tae atu ki ngā kaupapa tiaki taiao i tīmatahia ai e te tumuaki o mua. He pūkete e tohu ana i te āhua o te ākonga kua puta i te kura, ā, e whakapuaki ana tēnei i ngā wawata o te whānau, te iwi, me ngā hapū, mō ā rātou tamariki. Ka whai wāhi, ka aro pai hoki ngā ākonga ki ngā whakaakoranga o ngā koeke, te whānau, me ngā pouako.

He ngaio te aronga a ngā pouako, ā, he pai tā rātou noho rite, tā rātou whakariterite anō hoki. Ka kitea te kaha o te mahi ngātahi. Ka aro ki ngā matea me ngā ngākau nuitanga o ngā ākonga, mā te whakatakotoranga ngāwari o ngā hōtaka. Ka whakamahi ngā pouako i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki whakaako, hei kapo atu i ngā ngākau nuitanga o ngā ākonga. He hihiri ngā ākonga ki te ako.

Ka āta kitea ngā kōrero urupare, ngā taumata tonu ka whāia, ā, he mātātoa te akiaki i te mōhiotanga o ngā ākonga ki ā rātou akoranga. E wātea ana ki ngā pouako te whakawhanaketanga ngaio o waho e tika ana, ā, e kawe ana tētahi pouako matua i ngā akoranga ngaio o roto. He nui ngā hua ka puta ki ngā ākonga nā te ngākau nui, te whakapūmau hoki o ngā pouako.

Te wāhanga hei whakawhanake

Ahakoa ka kitea te pai o ngā whakaritenga a ngā pouako katoa, e taunakihia ana kia whakawhanake te tumuaki ngā aratohu mō te whakatinanatanga o te marau. He uaua te tātari i te āhua o ngā hononga o ngā mahi ngaio a ngā pouako. Ka hāpai hoki aua tuhinga i ngā pouako e tīmata ana ki te whakaako, i ngā pouako hou hoki, kia noho mārama ai rātou ki ngā taumata ngaio e tūmanakohia ana ki tēnei kura.

4 Te Rōnakitanga o ngā Mahi a te Kura

He pēhea te āhua o te kura i runga o te rōnakitanga me te whakapakaritanga o āna mahi?

He pai te tūnga o te kura ki te rōnaki me te arotahi tonu ki te whakapai ake.

I te tīmatanga o te tau 2011 te tumuaki i tīmata ai ki tana tūranga. He mātanga ia ki te mātauranga, nō Ngāti Pikiao hoki ia, ā, he ākonga o mua ia o te kura. Whai muri i tētahi wā ki te whakariterite anō, e arotakengia ana ngā pūnaha me ngā mahere o tēnei wā, hei whakapakari i ngā mahi me ngā whakaritenga o te kura. He mātanga te nuinga o ngā kaitiaki i te poari. He kaha te ngākau nui o ngā kaiārahi katoa, ā, ka whakapau kaha rātou ki te whakatutuki i ngā putanga papai mō ngā ākonga.

Kua whakaritea tētahi mahere rautaki. Kua tāutuhia ngā taumata a ngā ākonga i roto i te reo matatini e hono ana ki Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. Kua whakaritea tētahi hōtaka ōkawa o te arotake whaiaro. Ko te arotake whaiaro e aro nui ana ki ngā matea o te kura, e whai ana anō hoki ki te whakatutukitanga o ngā whakarerekētanga tōtika. Ka whakamahi te poari i ngā hōtuku paetae ākonga, hei pūtake mō te whakatau i ngā whakaritenga.

Ka whiwhi ngā kaitiaki i te poari, i ngā whakangungu e tika ana mō ō rātou matea, mai i te tumuaki. Ko ngā kaimahi katoa i te kura, me tētahi tino rōpū ā-whānau, e ngākau nui ana ki te mātauranga o ngā ākonga, me te whakawhanaketanga o ngā kaiārahi o Ngāti Pikiao ā tōna wā.

E whakakoro ana te poari, te whānau, me ngā kaimahi ki te whakarato i tētahi taiao akoranga haumaru e noho tau ana, e noho pūmau ana hoki.

Te Whakatau a te Poari ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I mua o te arotake i whakatutukihia e te poari whakahaere me te tumuaki te Tauāki Kupu Tūturu a Te Poari mā te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, me tētahi Rārangi Arowhai Tātari Whaiaro. I roto i ēnei tuhinga i oati rātou i whāia e rātou ngā huarahi whai take hei whakatutuki i ō rātou herenga ā-ture e pā ana ki:

  • ngā whakahaerenga ā te poari
  • te marautanga
  • ngā whakahaerenga e pā ana ki te hauora, te haumaru me te oranga tinana
  • ngā whakahaerenga e pā ana ki ngā kaimahi
  • ngā whakahaerenga pūtea
  • ngā whakahaerenga e pā ana ki ngā rawa.

I te wā o te arotake, i whakamātauhia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei, i te mea he nui te pānga o ēnei ki te paetae o ngā ākonga:

  • te haumaru aronganui o ngā ākonga (tāpiri atu ki te ārai i ngā mahi whakawetiweti me ngā mahi whakaaito)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana o ngā ākonga
  • te rēhitatanga o ngā kaiako
  • te whakaunu, te aukati, te pana me te whakarerenga
  • te tae ā-tinana atu o ngā ākonga ki te kura.

Hei ā hea te Tari Arotake Mātauranga arotake anō ai i te kura?

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri, i roto i ngā tau e toru.

Makere Smith

Kaiwhakahaere ā-Motu mō ngā Ratonga Arotake

Māori (Te Uepū ā-Motu)

31 Kōhi-tātea 2013

1 Context

What are the important features of this kura that have an impact on student learning?

Ko Matawhaura te maunga

Ko Rotoiti te moana

Ko Ngāti Pikiao te iwi

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti has a long established history and is symbolic of the high expectations of the local community for education provision in an iwi context. The kura is located beside Lake Rotoiti, an important cultural landmark for the people of Ngāti Pikiao. The kura whānau keeps the affiliation with their immediate marae firm and enduring. They are focused on strengthening whanaungatanga links with the hapū of Ngāti Pikiao on the other side of the lake. Not all whānau members and students have whakapapa links to Ngāti Pikiao but their tribal identity is also acknowledged and valued.

The kura vision is; kia manawanui ngā akonga ki te aro, kia manawanui ngā akonga ki te ako, kia manawanui ngā akonga ki te ārahi, kia ora tonu ai. Te Rotoiti is a school that will embrace, support and lead students to be steadfast and confident in their ability to listen, learn and lead in life.

2 Learning

How well does this kura use achievement information to make positive changes to learners’ engagement, progress and achievement?

All students are actively engaged and focused on learning. They work independently, in small groups and as a whole class. Students know what is expected of them and are able to monitor their own learning and that of their peers. Next steps for learning are discussed and understood. Ongoing and responsive formative assessment is provided by pouako. Information Communication Technology (ICT) is integrated well into the learning programme. Students are confident users of ICT.

Whanaungatanga is clearly evident. Students are sociable and confident. Humour, praise and laughter permeate the classroom. Tuakana teina relationships support learning. Students are able exponents of Ngāti Pikiaotanga. They confidently talk and sing about the stories and history of their iwi. Marae noho enhance and strengthen knowledge of whakapapa links to other hapū.

Students are enthusiastic speakers, readers and writers of te reo Maori o Ngāti Pikiao. Ngāti Pikiao reo is the language of communication within and outside of the classroom. The majority of students are at or exceeding Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori (NWRM) expectations for reading, writing and mathematics. Student achievement information linked to NWRM is regularly provided to the board and parents.

3 Curriculum

How effectively does this kura curriculum promote and support student learning?

The documented kura curriculum is focused on supporting students to develop as future leaders of Ngāti Pikiao. It links to the iwi educational strategic plan. There is a particular focus in the curriculum on history, traditions and culture of Ngāti Pikiao. Deeds of the eponymous ancestor, Kawa-Tapu-ā-Rangi, provides the curriculum framework. The curriculum is integrated across all learning strands and includes the conservation projects begun by the previous principal. A graduate profile articulates the aspirations of whānau, iwi and hapū for their children. Students are involved and respond positively to the teachings of koeke, whānau and pouako.

Pouako are professional in their approach, well prepared and organised. A collaborative, working environment exists. Students' needs and interests are responded to through flexible programmes. Pouako use a variety of teaching strategies to capture students' interests. Students are motivated to learn.

Feedback and feed forward is clearly evident and students' knowledge about their learning is actively encouraged. Pouako have access to appropriate external professional development and a senior teacher is responsible for internal professional learning. Students benefit greatly from the commitment and dedication of pouako.

Area for development

While the good practice of all pouako is evident, it is recommended that the tumuaki develops guidelines for the implementation of the curriculum. A sense of cohesion regarding the professional practices of pouako is difficult to gauge. These documents could also support beginning pouako and new pouako to understand the professional expectations required of them in this kura.

4 Sustainable Performance

How well placed is the kura to sustain and improve its performance?

The kura is well placed to sustain and improve its performance.

The tumuaki started in this position at the beginning of 2011. He is an experienced educational practitioner, belongs to Ngāti Pikiao and is an ex-pupil of the kura. After an initial period of re-establishment, existing systems and plans are being reviewed to strengthen kura practice and operations. The board is made up of mainly experienced members. All leaders have a strong commitment and work hard to achieve successful outcomes for students.

A strategic plan is in place. Student targets for literacy which link to NWRM have been identified. A formal programme of self review is in place. Self review that is responsive to the needs of the kura results in appropriate changes being made. The board uses student achievement data as the basis for decision making.

Board members receive training from the principal according to their needs. All personnel in the kura and a core group of whānau are committed to the education of students and the development of future leaders of Ngāti Pikiao.

The board, whānau, and staff endeavour to provide a safe, stable and secure learning environment.

Board assurance on legal requirements

Before the review, the board of trustees and principal completed the ERO Board Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklists. In these documents they attested that they had taken all reasonable steps to meet their legislative obligations related to:

  • board administration
  • curriculum
  • management of health, safety and welfare
  • personnel management
  • financial management
  • asset management.

During the review, ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on student achievement:

  • emotional safety of students (including prevention of bullying and sexual harassment)
  • physical safety of students
  • teacher registration
  • processes for appointing staff
  • stand-downs, suspensions, expulsions and exclusions
  • attendance.

When is ERO likely to review the kura again?

ERO is likely to carry out the next review in three years.

Makere Smith

National Manager Review Services

Māori (Te Uepū-ā-Motu)

31 January 2013

About the Kura

Location

Rotoiti

Ministry of Education profile number

1929

Kura type

Year 1 - 8

Kura roll

63

Gender composition

Boys 42

Girls 21

Ethnic composition

Māori

63

Special features

Kura ā Iwi

Review team on site

November 2012

Date of this report

January 2013

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